Crystal Bridges’ Late Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery features works created between the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century. American art styles at this time ranged from trompe l’oiel paintings to Impressionist works to full-length portraits. Join Crystal Bridges staff members and guests as they discuss some of the favorite works in this gallery.
Thomas Eakins - Professor Benjamin Howard Rand
Thomas Eakins’ Professor Benjamin Howard Rand is a complex painting which harbors layers of meaning about the artist and the sitter. Dr. Kevin Murphy, Curator of American Art, reveals insights into Eakins’ work.
John Haberle - Small Change
Small Change is an illusionistic composition with an economic commentary. American Curator, Dr. Kevin Murphy, discusses Haberle’s with Guide Program Manager, Aaron Jones.
Mary Cassatt - The Reader
Mary Cassatt’s The Reader commemorates the modern woman and honors the gift of culture. Dr. Kevin Murphy, Curator of American Art and Sandy Edwards, Deputy Director of Museum Relations, share a conversation about the artist’s intimate portrayal of a young female engaged in book.
Winslow Homer - The Return of the Gleaner
Don Bacigalupi, Executive Director, and Sandy Edwards, Deputy Director of Museum Relations, discuss Winslow Homer’s painting The Return of the Gleaner.
John Singer Sargent - Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife
Famed author Robert Louis Stevenson treasured the portrait that his friend John Singer Sargent painted for him and his wife. Niki Ciccotelli Stewart, Director of Education, and Jamey McGaugh, Development Officer, explore Sargent’s painting.
Alfred Henry Maurer - Jeanne
Board Chair, Alice Walton shares with Executive Director, Don Bacigalupi, insights about Alfred Maurer’s painting Jeanne.